Case Report of a Perforated Appendix in the Sac of Inguinal Hernia (Amyand’s Hernia)

  • Ali Ghafouri Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Taha Anbara Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Mir Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Zhamak Khurgami Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Appendicitis, Incarcerated inguinal hernia, Amyand’s hernia

Abstract

This case is a rare aspect of inguinal hernia. The patient was admitted with a 10-day pain of right groin and a past history of an inguinal hernia which was irreducible at the time of admission. In the operating room, the hernia sac was opened which included a perforated and gangrenous appendix that is called Amyand‘s hernia. The patient underwent appendectomy and herniorrhaphy at the same operation.

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Ghafouri A, Anbara T, Mir A, Khurgami Z. Case Report of a Perforated Appendix in the Sac of Inguinal Hernia (Amyand’s Hernia). Acta Med Iran. 49(12):828-830.
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